Maybe it’s because this past weekend wasn’t an extended one, or maybe it was the cold weather, but whatever the case may be, the numbers for this past weekend’s shootings in Chicago were down. While one shooting is one too many, this past weekend’s lower number is a good thing.
At least one person was killed and another 14 were wounded in weekend shootings across the Chicagoland area. This is slightly down from two weekends ago — the last non-extended weekend — where one person was shot dead and 19 others were wounded.
Here’s an example of this past weekend’s violence, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Tyquan Manney was on the sidewalk about 11:40 a.m. Sunday in the 8700 block of South Lowe Avenue when someone walked up and fired shots at him, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. He lived in the same neighborhood.
Manney was only 18-years-old.
MRCTV’s running total for Chicago weekend shootings, which have been kept since Memorial Day weekend, is now up to a total of at least 978 people shot, with at least 136 dying from their wounds.
The Chicago Tribune has kept tabs on the total number of shooting victims in the city of Chicago for the entirety of 2019. As of December 2nd, 2,526 people have been shot in Chicago this year.
Whatever the reason for the slowing of the weekend numbers, we’ll welcome it. Fewer victims means a happier Christmas for more people.